DVD read speed drops to half on Compaq Presario 2197



zhixin_han@hotmail.com
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
Hi,

My Presario 2197 notebook has a DVD ROM (TEAC DW-224E-A) with 8x read
speed. I used to be able to copy DVDs to an external DVD writer
(connected by Firewire) at 8x using Nero and DVD-Rs.

Since a couple of months ago, its read speed has droped to half. I have
used Nero toolkit to test the speed. It starts from about 1.75x and the
maximum read speed won't go beyond 4x. I also tried to get the speed by
Roxio's Disk Copier and it gave the same result.

Zhixin

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
Have you changed anything... like the brand of media you use?
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



<zhixin_han@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1120104495.321417.13690@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> My Presario 2197 notebook has a DVD ROM (TEAC DW-224E-A) with 8x read
> speed. I used to be able to copy DVDs to an external DVD writer
> (connected by Firewire) at 8x using Nero and DVD-Rs.
>
> Since a couple of months ago, its read speed has droped to half. I have
> used Nero toolkit to test the speed. It starts from about 1.75x and the
> maximum read speed won't go beyond 4x. I also tried to get the speed by
> Roxio's Disk Copier and it gave the same result.
>
> Zhixin
>

zhixin_han@hotmail.com
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
No. I tried a few different movie DVDs.


Cari (MS-MVP) wrote:
> Have you changed anything... like the brand of media you use?
> --
> Cari (MS-MVP)
> Printing & Imaging
>
>
>
> <zhixin_han@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1120104495.321417.13690@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > My Presario 2197 notebook has a DVD ROM (TEAC DW-224E-A) with 8x read
> > speed. I used to be able to copy DVDs to an external DVD writer
> > (connected by Firewire) at 8x using Nero and DVD-Rs.
> >
> > Since a couple of months ago, its read speed has droped to half. I have
> > used Nero toolkit to test the speed. It starts from about 1.75x and the
> > maximum read speed won't go beyond 4x. I also tried to get the speed by
> > Roxio's Disk Copier and it gave the same result.
> >
> > Zhixin
> >


DVD read speed drops to half on Compaq Presario 2197